Jane Bistro & Bar

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565 reviews
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$30 and under
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Jane Bistro & Bar, voted Favorite New Restaurant AND Favorite New Chef , is the perfect place for friends and family to gather. Delicious food, creative cocktails and interesting beer and wines are served in an urban coastal comfort, inside and out. Join the Jane Family to celebrate lowcountry living in style!
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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I made online reservations for 2 on May 17 and specifically requested outside seating. When we arrived I was told that my reservation had not specified outside seating, even though I had an email confirming this. It happened to be our wedding anniversary on that day and it was spoiled.
We thought we would give them the benefit of the doubt and made an online reservation for the following night May 18 at 7.45 outside. On this occasion they had the reservation but kept us waiting for a table for over 30 minutes ! We are unlikely to return to Jane’s the food is good but it is let down by the poor customer service and the management of reservations.

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MK
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In an area where everything is seafood it was great to have a solid terrific American cuisine meal. My mixed drink was a ten.

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CC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service, atmosphere and food! I had the 'Fish & Chips'special and it was delicious with an abundance of food. The others in our party hadcempty plates. This is 5 star dining at a reasonable price.

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h
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was good. The problem was that we waited much too long for our dinner.
We waited well over an hour to be served. Much too long.

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We've been there 3-4 times & have never been disappointed. Patrons need to be a little flexible for occasions like Mother's Day or Valentines Day, etc. Keep up the good work & value to consumers like us.

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Not Good! I've heard so many wonderful things about the restaurant, so I was really looking forward to taking my mother there for Mother's Day brunch. Well, let's just say that the food was ok but nothing I couldn't have made at home and the prices were ridiculous. The food was dry & basic & WAY OVER PRICED! $32pp was a huge mark-up for mediocre food. With 2 glasses of wine for her & a mimosa for me... In the end for 2 people, my bill was $123 (including tip) and it was a disappointment. Sorry to say, I won't be going back.

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JP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

2nd time had special; this time was a Saturday. It was ok. Previously, went on a Thursday and thought it was great. Waitress was very pleasant and we enjoyed her much.

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PG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent , the service is great , the ambience is wonderful and leave room for dessert.

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New England
45 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

While the food was very good, the service from the time we entered the restaurant until the time we left was unacceptable. Every restaurant has a bad day and this may have been one for this restaurant, but we think we should share this experience.

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JH
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We ate at Jane’s Bistro twice last May and loved it. However, our visit return visit this year was a little disappointing.
We noticed that some of the items were missing from the menu and our server told us that the owner was no longer there.
The service was slow. We ordered wine and waited and waited....it was served as our meal was delivered.
***Heads up : review your bill. We had a party of 6 & a 20% gratuity was added to the bill. We spit the bill 3 ways and we each almost added a gratuity.
It would have been helpful if our server mentioned that the gratuity was already added.

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w
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Your lobster soup was extremely salty. A simple thing like having salt & pepper shakers on the table
was overlooked. When she brought us the salt shaker it was empty. A little thing but quite annoying.
The salad was soaked in the dressing so the croutons were soft and mushy. The flat bread was good and
tasty. Overall, it was just an ok experience. I would not recommend you to our friends nor would we
return for a second visit.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as always at Jane Bistro for girls night out. I had the margarita special and the Taco Tuesday special- both were delicious. Taco Tuesday is the classiest buffet you’ll find - constantly replenished and well-presented. Taco Tuesday exceeded my expectations- Jane Bistro served everything you would imagine on the buffet and more.
My friends ordered the “smash” burgers and they were very happy with them.
Jane Bistro is consistently delicious with great service in a clean/coastal setting.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very charming place, the food was well cooked! I had pasta with chicken and spinach and it was very tasty! Go for it

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JW
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have eaten at Jane's before and had a better experience. This time my food was only lukewarm and our server, while friendly, was not as attentive as she should be. Maybe just an off night.

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PP
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Janes is a delightful restaurant with friendly and helpful staff. The service is always prompt. The food is delicious and presented nicely. The food choices are varied as well. We love the nightly specials as well.

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Charlotte
82 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is cute and the food delicious. Service was incredibly slow....waiter left one bottle of water for a table of five and never got a refill.

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JP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Recommended to us by a local; we spend a month each May and never knew it was here. Got in late and tried special; it was a pleasant surprise.

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O
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun, casual restaurant, friendly staff, attentive service, nice specials each night. There on burger night, great value! Will like to return to try regular menu which had interesting items. Outdoor seating comfortable and quiet. Worth @ visit.

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DS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoy dining at Jane’s and thought it would be fun to do Burger night. Ordered a Diet Coke and it was terribly flat so we sent it back and drank water. Burgers came to the table and it looked as though they had been precooked. Nothing juicy about it and they were barely warm. Yes, we should have sent them back but we were really hungry so we ate them. Thank goodness the fries were very good, crispy and hot. Disappointed overall!!

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MH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delish at Jane's the food and service is great, the Chicken salad is delish

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DM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Recommend the Sunday Brunch, except the coffee is never hot enough. They shouldn’t serve the coffee on plates—-that just takes up too much room on the not-so-large tables.

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V
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch- I can honestly say that the food was amazing. There was so much to choose from and all beautifully displayed. Highlights were biscuits and gravy, individual shrimp and grits and delicious pastries. I ate more in one sitting than I usually do for a week! One downside- the hostess did not explain the all you can eat process to us and we felt a bit confused until we flagged a server down who explained it all to us.

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NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pretty restaurant with a very nice ambiance . The food was very good and the service was good also.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I realize the steak dish was a SPECIAL for Saturday nights but the presentation wasn’t the usual for Jane.....fires were tossed over the steak (couldn’t see the meat) and the portion of the steak was quite different between mine and my guest😔. First time I’ve been somewhat disappointed at Jane....think I’ll stick to the salmon!

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NM
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible... we never received our food or an explanation for its delay from staff... many empty tables... after 50 minutes of waiting we left...

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JM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Weekly specials are awesome. Wonderful sitting outside

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian was an excellent server and the food was excellent.

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R
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. VERY reasonable price. Would definitely come back.

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Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love taco Tuesday at Jane. Great food

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place , pleasant ,and courteous staff . Chicken salad to die for and make sure you include the carrot cake for dessert.
A group of us , locals, love it for our girls lunch / birthday celebration spot .

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SM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food quality good but advertised carving station which they didn’t have and cost as $28 but was $32 when we got there. Staff was over worked and had to ask for service. Next year something new for Easter

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food quality. No carving station as advertised for Easter brunch. Added 20% gratuity for a help your self buffet.

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S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Say yes to the fried green tomatoes and the shrimp and grits! Cocktails were very good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The restaurant is not far from the Marriott Resort so we went there for a dinner. The receptionist was awesome. She was welcoming and very charming. She also was hard working and multitasking such as help clean the tables.

However, service had some issues. I’ve been to many restaurants on this level. I’d suggest this restaurant to consider the following improvements: 1) bring bread early - despite the research that has shown customers who had bread ahead will usually order more food because bread will activate their appetite, the waiter brought bread with our entries. So we didn’t touch the bread and they were wasted. 2) checking your customers more frequently - I had to sit there for almost 20 minutes before the receptionist picked up my card to finish my payment. I did not see my waiter after he dropped the bill. 3) letting customers decide the gratuity/tip - the bill included a 20% gratuity automatically into the total amount. But on the final print out for signature, there was another line for Tip above the line of Total. What is the difference between tip and gratuity? I was confused and felt it tricky, though I don’t think it was intentional. I don’t mind a 20% tip as I’ve worked in restaurants in college. It’s just odd when I see a restaurant asking for tips twice.

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J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food for foodies, super value. Service was slow but that was unusual, new waiter perhaps.

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MS
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, I can't say enough about the wonderful meal I had last Friday evening at Jane Bistro. I had the steak and frites. The steak was melt in your mouth awesome, the salad was incredibly fresh and the frites were covered with slices of shaved parmesan - absolute perfection! My husband had the fish and chips and my son had the double burger. They loved their meals as well. We have been coming to Hilton Head for the past 10 years and I have to say this was one of the best meals I've ever had on the island. Love the decor too - beautiful fresh minimalist beach chic. This place has it all. Can't wait to return.

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FR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local restaurant with great food. Nice place to go if you want to shy away from the tourist spots. Nice atmosphere and very friendly wait staff. Highly recommended. Seems pretty popular, so definitely need a reservation.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is yummy as always and staff great.

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JK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place to have a quiet lunch with some friends! Great food and service!

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a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance! Cocktails were great too!

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